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Michael Harmon

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Michael found his first Londolozi track as a sophomore in college when he picked up Boyd Varty’s Cathedral of the Wild. In it, Michael saw a place that embodied his childhood fascination with the culture and warmth of Africa and knew he had ...

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on Beatles in the Bushveld: an Invitation to Inspiration

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Marinda Drake
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Lovely blog Michael. In the wilds of Africa you find your true destiny. In nature, inspiration.

Ian Hall
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I think if Lennon had made it into the African bush you would have problems getting him out. I find the idea of him at the Mount Nelson in 1980 very strange

Michael and Terri Klauber
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Michael, Thanks for your inspiring words and relating an insightful connection between the Bealtles and nature! And welsome to the Londolozi family! BTW, your Boma photo is from one of our visits to Londolozi years ago with James Tyrrell and Dave Dampier on the guitars – a magical night for sure!


Nature is indeed inspiring and the connection between Nature and music is real and true….. Beautiful blog, thank you.

Joan Schmiidt
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Michael, this is such a powerful story. I loved the poem, who was written by? Or is your own creation!

Michael Harmon
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Thank you Joan! Wish I could claim the lyrics as my own, but they’re John’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGAw_k3maXs

Denise Vouri
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From words first read in a book, you’ve made the connection to a deep and lasting journey within the boundaries of Londolozi, discovering along the way your own track and the music all around you. Embrace, enjoy!

Karin Maclarty

Such an interesting blog Michael. I learnt a few things about John Lennon that I ought to have known and yes I imagine that if Lennon had visited Londoz, we would have had even more of his inspirational contribution to the music world.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
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There is a wonderfully deep connection between nature and it’s silence, which brings a kind of solace and refreshing of one’s spirit.

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